Search for CP violation in the decays D+--> K(S)pi+ and D+-->K(S)K+.
ABSTRACT A high-statistics sample of photoproduced charm from the FOCUS experiment has been used to search for direct CP violation in the decay rates for D+-->K(S)pi+ and D+-->K(S)K+. We have measured the following asymmetry parameters relative to D+-->K-pi+pi+: A(CP)(K(S)pi+) = (-1.6+/-1.5+/-0.9)%, A(CP)(K(S)K+) = (+6.9+/-6.0+/-1.5)%, and A(CP)(K(S)K+) = (+7.1+/-6.1+/-1.2)% relative to D+-->K(S)pi+. We have also measured the relative branching ratios and found Gamma(D+-->K(0)pi+)/Gamma(D+-->K-pi+pi+) = (30.60+/-0.46+/-0.32)%, Gamma(D+-->K(0)K+)/Gamma(D+-->K-pi+pi+) = (6.04+/-0.35+/-0.30)%, and Gamma(D+-->K(0)K+)/Gamma(D+-->K(0)pi+) = (19.96+/-1.19+/-0.96)%.
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ABSTRACT: A previous analysis of two-body Cabibbo allowed nonleptonic decays of $D^0$ mesons and of Cabibbo allowed and first-forbidden decays of $D^+$ and $D_s^+$ has been adjourned using more recent experimental data and extended to the Cabibbo forbidden decays of $D^0$. Annihilation and W-exchange contributions as well as final state interaction effects (assumed to be dominated by nearby resonances) have been included and are in fact crucial to obtain a reasonable agreement with the experimental data, which show large flavour SU(3) violations. New fitting parameters are necessary to describe rescattering effects for Cabibbo forbidden $D^0$ decays, given the lack of experimental informations on isoscalar resonances. We keep their number to a minimum - three - using phenomenologically based considerations. We also discuss CP violating asymmetries.Physical review D: Particles and fields 05/1995; 51(7):3478-3486.
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